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I might put in a forward notice about the setting of this comic, just with a possible expansion and a book coming along the way i should clarify some aspects. 


Oh working on the latest page of the comic and due to changes i might have another artist take over the next chapter because i have been pushed back on schedule quite a bit.


Lot of work at moment but just outlined a sketch for the frame of the fifth page from of the fifth page for the second chapter, it gets darker from here.


Commander
Commandoid Jun 2
Looking forward to see more :D
thebritwriter Jun 10
What I can say with disclaimer material is everything i thought up was on September 2015 while it has it's own backstory as to how xcom fell. I don't have anything against how xcom collapsed in the game, though the sources ranging from within 6 weeks, to three months (from archives) to Shen's perspective from the DLC.


However coming from someone such as myself who prepped up and completed iron man on impossible in one and very unforgiving go, I've been reluctant to set a backstory within that time of events. In all honesty, what I will reveal is the campaign lasted a bit longer a bit closer to my attempt on LW with war weariness added. (which was the closest to getting with a scenario of the council pulling out.)


This is because as this was made in September, before the novel was launched, while I can make references to that material majority of the backstory is modeled on a 'what if' situation regarding one of the characters whose action led to consequence and a legacy of that action. As well as taking into account the traitor idea (which we all know later was in fact the council) but in this case there other developments to that.


The extension of the period xcom collapsed more importantly serves to amps up the reputation of the Commander and why the elders opted to do what they did. I don't have a timeline when xcom collapsed but in this case because of one person's actions certain projects were unofficially advanced to unfortunate results. If anything there has been a hint of xcom's advancements from the first chapter.


What has been labelled is labelled down is the ADVENT declaration and ADVENT charter, both a followup of one after the other and occur in 2018. ADVENT was officially established in 2015 though as this is partially more rooted that 2015-18 was a challenging period in getting people to comply with the new regime. While it's not strictly realistic I wanted to show a development of ADVENT'S government and the steps it took to get people into line, because on the face of it the aliens method in getting humanity to surrender was crude, imperialistic and like all imperialistic ventures there's a power vacuum and restructuring. Even ADVENT had to make use of stun lancers in putting down protests. If anything their methods would make a situation escalate further, which is where 2018 plays a role in developing ADVENT'S regime. I'm not going to tear ADVENT'S scheme apart far from it but add further justification to their actions, this is part of the character development with the Speaker. 


Another part of legacy comes from character from one generation experiencing the failure of the one before, so the histories of certain characters won't be the same as characters who backstory has been revealed (or yet to be) given the time this was all written up. I have been flexible in adding references to the DLC's (just about) but there are elements (such as the executioner) that are soley expanded universe material. My previous xcom art has shown secretly shown some hints to the kind of ideas as i was testing the water, though the ending I can guarantee will tie in perfectly to xcom 2 itself.


The comic will also be quite violent and dark, while i have setup a diverse cast, the human cast are as monstrous as the aliens are. This is of course is the bad future. 


Finally I have cut out sketch, a character study for a later scenario, what's happening fully would be too much a reveal but there are characters with issues and their own reveals.















thebritwriter Jun 19

Page 6 frame preview (titled 5a as I added two extra pages into script near last minute), this is part of the flashback, this is going to be more challenging given it's part of a larger setup, also trying to include a cameo I agreed with someone long ago.


Commander
Commandoid Jun 19
Cool sketches, as always you deliver :)
thebritwriter Jun 23
The ADVENTGERS side series continue as labylaby gets back with this sketch.



Commander
Faleg Jun 24
Secto is back!
Commander
Commandoid Jun 24
Faleg, President of the official Secto Fanclub! :D
thebritwriter Jun 26

Just going to update the latest sketch version of page 6 and am looking at about 2 weeks to get it done.


Also to mention there's a cameo of two characters I promised with another artist onlyleigh


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thebritwriter Jul 18

I'm close to finishing off page 6 (there's been a few challenges regarding photoshop) So here's a preview of page 7


(there may be a delay of page 8 as am waiting for a designer to get in touch regarding a design work on clothing. So while I wait I have a image am going to forward featuring the speaker, two actors of a franchise that made some news and a source of 'inspiration')


thebritwriter Jul 22
While am sorting the page out here's an older sketch featuring coded 'the rookie'



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Commander
Commandoid Jul 22
Neat :D What are you using for drawing? A Tablet and what software?
thebritwriter Jul 22
I just practice with penice and paper first, then make the transition on a tablet, their easier to use and I did use to use MS pro 3, what I use nowadays i keep tightly lipped (I use to be more open on details till someone breadcrumbed my information and made a clone account and this was long before this username was made. I'm also fortunate there's a studio I can go to that a good friend of mine has to use other software (and am a cheapskate).

Not every picture is a solo effort, the showtrial picture had my friend input given the colouring effects from the interrogation onto the glass didn't create the right effect and his knowledge was more advanced in sorting that out) 

Just to update here's a sketch of a one shot piece, a single frame taken out of a image that delves into early ADVENT when their hiring actors to promote the new cities, popular ones such as the actors of doctor who. Looks pleasant so far doesn't it? (This was something I was hinting at when being 'Dan Texan' on faleg's videos of late)


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